Las notas de los cursos cortos Biomolecular Recognition at Solid-Liquid Interfaces impartido por Gabriel P. Lopez y Solar Cells for Electric Power Production impartido por Angus Rockett no están listas dado que estos cursos son muy novedosos y han sido preparados por primera vez a petición nuestra. Las notas de estos cursos serán enviadas posteriormente y estarán disponibles en Internet en formato PDF.


Las notas del curso corto Materials Characterization impartido por Richard Brundle han sido preparadas en un numero reducido ya que son las mismas del año pasado. ESTAS NOTAS SERAN ENTREGADAS SOLAMENTE A AQUELLOS QUE NOS HAGAN SABER SU INTERES EN TOMAR EL CURSO.


Las notas del curso corto Materials Characterization ya están disponibles en formato PDF para los miembros de la SMCSyV al corriente de sus cuotas 2002.


A fin de organizar en forma adecuada la entrega de notas les pedimos se comuniquen con Diana García para "pre-inscribirse" a los cursos cortos y/o solicitar el archivo PDF de las notas del curso corto Materials Characterization impartido por Richard Brundle.


Diana García

Departamento de Física


55 5747 3828



Solar Cells for Electric Power Production


Rockett Angus

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaing


An overview of renewable energy technologies will be presented, followed by a discussion of photovoltaics for electric power generation. This discussion will consider flat-plate and concentrating systems and the benefits and disadvantages of each. In addition, a brief discussion of power inverter systems will be provided. Typical failure modes for the systems will be considered and means to reduce these. An introduction to the operating principles of photovoltaic diodes and interconnected photovoltaic modules will be provided. We will then examine the major photovoltaic power technologies including the single crystal systems  (based on Si and III-V semiconductors), polycrystalline (based on CdTe and CuInSe2 and related materials), and amorphous materials (a-SiGe alloys). The discussion of each materials system will consider the current level of performance, the manufacturing techniques now in use and novel concepts being explored, and the most significant challenges to each technology. The current level of manufacturing of each material and the prospects for expansion of the various technologies will be discussed.


Materials Characterization
     C.R. Brundle
         Director of Defect and Thin-Film Characterization Laboratory,
Applied Materials

The course concerns materials characterization, as applied to surfaces, thin films, and interfaces. It is based on a two day American Vacuum Society course with the same name, and on the text book " Encyclopedia of Materials Microcharacterization" by Brundle, Evans and Wilson. In the AVS course, and the book, the principles and typical uses of 50 techniques used in materials analysis are described. Most are surface and microanalytical methods. Some are not usually thought of as being surface sensitive but are included because there are ways to make them more so, or because they provide complementary information. In this shortened version of the course the major surface analysis methods are covered ( XPS, Auger, SIMS ) plus ion scattering techniques and comparison is made to some of the other methods that are widely used in the high tech materials industries (SEM/EDX, IR/Raman, STM/AFM) where ultra-thin films are involved. The course notes for the full AVS course are provided.